Will Microsoft buy AOL?

Is the “we’re friends now” announcement from Parson and Gates a first step toward selling off the AOL unit to a technology company that would clearly love to have their subscription list?
AOL has roughly 32 MM subscribers (a drop from 18 months ago), Microsoft has 9 million. AOL is owned by a media company that would love to have a business justification to cut it loose (my opinion), Microsoft is a technology company that has been trying to beat AOL in the online business for the past 7 years.
My prediction: Look for AOL and Microsoft to look for ways to develop stronger and more profitable partnerships, including teaming up or bundling on ISP access in some way., and watch for a possible sale announcement down the road.